919...... 60 killed in a matter of 2 weeks.
Latest official rhino poaching figures for South Africa indicate that at least 919 rhino have been poached so far this year. That is 251 more than in 2012 and 471 more than in 2011.
With the latest change of project, please note that not a single donation is lost. It goes to the same cause but in a different place. Still fighting hard!! http://www.crowdrise.com/mkomaziproject/fundraiser/TomHardy
Name change for Kora project appeal to Mkomazi Project
Very sadly, the decision has been made to pull out of Kora, at least for the next year. The situation there has become increasingly dangerous and Tony Fitzjohn will be keeping his full focus on Mkomazi National Park,on the Kenyan/Tanzania border where he has been working for the past 24 ye...ars.
He will be continuing the acclaimed rhino and wild dog projects, along with infrastructure and an extensive outreach programme including the building of a Vocational Training College in the local village of Gonja.
However he is still committed to funding an Independent Consultant to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Kora Fence and this has already started. It is of critical importance, and should there be a return to Kora at a later date, invaluable to have as a starting point for further progress, saving months of bureaucratic wrangling and sensitizations of both the communities and central and regional governments.
We would like to thank all of you most sincerely for your donations and ask that you continue to make donations to this ground breaking and worthwhile cause.
More about Tony's Mkomazi Project can be found here
The Kind of news Mr.. Hardy would certainly adore! Elephants can track down poachers and dogs help rangers in their war against poaching!
Follow the link to read a fantastic article by Jamie Gaymer from Ol Jogi wildlife conservation area in Kenya, on the importance of dogs in helping rhino conservation efforts.
"Overall, the available research suggests that there are between 3 000 to 5 000 African wild dogs left in the wild today, spread throughout 14 countries." 3000 to 5000 wild dogs left in Africa, not in a country but on the entire African continent.
And you can have an idea of that heartbreaking high pitch in "Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy" for the one who might don't remember.
Getting always more closer to the thousand rhinos killed. So far 860 carcasses found this year. 668 in 2012. Please share. Thanks.
Latest official rhino poaching figures for South Africa: The carcasses of 860 rhino killed by poachers have been found so far this year, compared to 668 in all of 2012.
People seem to like hunting. Till a point I can understand it but when it comes to kill endangered animals it does not make sense anymore. So some tv presenter of Minnesota Melissa Bachman has posted proudly her picture of her trophy and good for her she has been ashamed by ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/…/smiling-hunters-dead-lion-ph…/story… In a way I guess due to medias talking about rhinos and elephants poaiching people tend to forget that Lions are on a tragic way to exctinction. Around 100 000 animals in the 60's for a drastic result of a 35 00 animals nowdays. Not only those horrendous hunts endagered lions but it put in dangerous an entire wildlife. Read more about on another ABC article here. http://abcnews.go.com/…/king-tragic-plight-lions-afr…/story…
it is very good news! Finally going forward a bit.
Please sign the petition. Kill Rhinos to prevent them to extinct?? Someone has to explain us the logic behind it.
Horses can help into rhinos conservation. yes sir!
Today I had a reminder. Due to media rhinos and elephants are more talked as victims of poaching but let's not forget about those beautiful creature the Lions. Please have a look at George Adamson's website and learn more about his life, his tragic death trying to save lions and his amazing work he did with his wife Joy and Tony Fitzroy from WildlifeNOW Thanks http://www.georgeadamson.org/ http://www.fatheroflions.org/ https://www.google.co.uk/#q=george+adamson
"Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking." We posted a few weeks ago about the impact of poaching in therrorist and criminal activities. Reality....sadly.
Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking.
Recently, there have been nume...rous reports linking elephant and rhino poaching to funding terrorism activities.
Read our full article on our website's 'thorny issues' section.
Unfortunately it is getting worse. 790 rhinos dead. An increase of 5000% since 2007.